January 25, 2016 | MSU Extension | Posted by Brandon Schroeder
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI), a place-based stewardship education network and partnership, gains a new set of helping hands through the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program. Olivia Rose, a recent Michigan State University graduate, joins as one of 30 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members newly serving with conservation stewardship agencies and organizations across Michigan this year.
Serving the NEMIGLSI network, Olivia will be supporting place-based stewardship education activities that facilitate school-community partnerships and support educators through sustained professional development. Most of all her service will help engage youth, through their learning, in environmental stewardship issues and projects that make a difference in communities across northern Michigan. In collaboration with MSU Extension and Michigan Sea Grant, Huron Pines is a leadership partner to the NEMIGLSI network and since 2009 they have placed AmeriCorps members annually in service of this education initiative. These members have been crucial in establishing and expanding this educational network of school and community partners which to date has connected more than 19,000 youth as valued partners in conservation in northeast Michigan communities.
Follow this link to the whole story, including an interview with Olivia: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/msu_grad_to_work_with_youth_in_northeast_michigan_msg17_schroeder17
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